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About harveyb258

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  1. harveyb258

    Delage 15-S-8 Grand Prix (1/8)

    Was just admiring that beautiful assembly and flat rivets. Those rivets look like plasterboard nails.
  2. harveyb258

    Delage 15-S-8 Grand Prix (1/8)

    Draw circle, extrude to length, turn shaft and finally shape the end.
  3. harveyb258

    Porsche 993 gt2

    That's looking much better, Nikki Good job!
  4. harveyb258

    Delage 15-S-8 Grand Prix (1/8)

    Another superb tutorial, Roy Thank you for taking the time to explain. Cheers, H
  5. I'm continuing to thoroughly enjoy your progress and look forward to every update. Great skills and tremendous patience being shown here. I doff my cap to you, Sir!
  6. harveyb258

    37A Bugatti reference photos

    Thanks for sharing that...…...I want it NOW!!!!! What a fun project that would be in the WIP section.
  7. harveyb258

    Revell Porsche 356B Coupe, 1/16 scale

    Lovely work, sir!!. The red leather-work, especially, looks like top-quality hide. That's no mean feat.
  8. harveyb258

    Porsche 993 gt2

    You've done some good work there, Nikki.....am proud of ya! Your solder joints look firm and true. Don't forget that you're using macro-settings, though, cos they show EVERY file mark etc.( I'm sure you knew that anyway lol). If you treat every piece as though it's a model on it's own and perfect each piece, then the finished assembly of parts will fall together and give you a big smile...………..guaranteed!
  9. harveyb258

    Porsche 993 gt2

    Great work Nikki. You can only improve with practice and NOT being scared to have a go.. Above all, always ask if you ain't sure...…..that's what we're here for. Cheers, H
  10. harveyb258

    Avions Voisin Record 1927 1/8

    Like it LOTS, Dan. Cheers, H
  11. I like that very much indeed. Lovely job!
  12. harveyb258

    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    Too late anyway....I've already soldered the back on. Cheers, H
  13. harveyb258

    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    It was definitely a honeycomb type structure. I read an article online the other day in which it briefly mentioned that Fiat used them in successful 20's. I can't seem to find it again, this morning, otherwise I would post a link. But I did find this.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Vintage-Circa-1920-Fiat-Car-Radiator-Grille-Art-Display-stand-Heater/283268553910?hash=item41f41f1cb6:g:BFUAAOSwXfVa2zFc:rk:6:pf:0 I think the squares you mention are a stone-guard mesh attached to the rear of the grille, tbh. Cheers, H
  14. harveyb258

    Fiat 806gp full-scratchbuild 1:12

    Good afternoon everyone. After stupidly ordering the wrong sized nickel rods (0,2 rather than 0,3mm), I await the arrival of the correct ones (hopefully tomorrow??????????) before I can commence with the grille. Sorry. Not to be idle, I started fabricating the radiator casing from 0,3 brass... Next, the core. After a bit of research, the copper honeycomb core seemed to be common-place in the 20's, so that was my aim. Check these out.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsrvQqwZJPs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nJMN_aynao If I was building this at 1/8 scale, you just know that I'd have to stamp each piece, don't you??? Knowing my limitations, though, I adopted this far simpler method... Eduard hexagonal mesh- Cut to shape and treated with diluted AK burnishing fluid- To complete the look that I'm after, I then needed copper backing-plates....no copper left, oops! So, not to be beaten, I tried a little experiment. Brass, being an alloy of copper and zinc (copper being highest %), gets some nice coppery/orangey hues with the application of heat. Even more so with the introduction of flux. Taking my brass, I smeared it in flux, then gently and evenly with lowish flame so as not to burn the flux, I heated.....and hey presto! That's all for now, folks! Hope you enjoy and thanks for watching. Cheers, H
  15. harveyb258

    Porsche 993 gt2

    Great job, Nikki. Good to see you back at the bench. Cheers, H